Miss Oliver is ever surrounded by suitors and flatterers: in less than a month, my image will be effaced from her heart. She will forget me; and will marry, probably, some one who will make her far happier than I should do.
– Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre, Chapter 32. St. John replies to Jane who asks if Rosamond Oliver’s disappointment and sorrow are of no interest to him in his refusal to ask her to marry him. He coldly dismisses Rosamond’s feelings by saying she will find someone else.